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Dunkirk (2017)

Posted by Gui on July 22, 2017

Review 106min Genre:     Fact-based, Action, Drama, War Director:  Christopher Nolan Cast:       Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance…and more Writer:    Christopher Nolan -Synopsis- In the summer of 1940 and with Britain on the brink of military catastrophe, nearly 400,000 British and allied soldiers stand cut-off and surrounded by the German army on the northern French coast, […]

Churchill (2017)

Posted by Gui on June 18, 2017

Review 105min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama, War Director:   Jonathan Teplitzky Cast:        Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery…and more Writer:     Alex von Tunzelmann -Synopsis- In the days leading up to D-Day and the Allied invasion of occupied France, British prime minister Winston Churchill clashes with the military brass in his opposition to the Normandy landings, as the […]

Frantz (2016) (French & German Language)

Posted by Gui on May 11, 2017

Review 113min Genre:      Drama, War Director:   François Ozon Cast:        Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Anton von Lucke…and more Writers:    François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo and Ernst Lubitsch -Synopsis- Set in 1919 during the aftermath of World War I, a grieving young German woman develops a complex relationship with a young Frenchman who mysteriously lays flowers at the […]

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Posted by Gui on February 6, 2017

Review 113min Genre:       Drama, War Director:    Ang Lee Cast:         Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart…and more Writers:     Ben Fountain and Jean-Christophe Castelli -Synopsis- Paraded as a hero for his actions while serving in the Iraq war, a young US soldier is caught between a duty to his unit and the pull of civilian life, while […]

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 26, 2017

Review 139min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama, War Director:    Mel Gibson Cast:         Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer…more Writers:     Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight -Synopsis- Mel Gibson returns to the director’s chair after a 10 year absence for a biographical drama about Desmond Doss; a World War II hero, Seventh-day Adventist and combat medic who refused to […]

Allied (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 26, 2016

Review 124min Genre:      Drama, Romance, Thriller, War Director:   Robert Zemeckis Cast:        Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris…and more Writer:     Steven Knight -Synopsis- A British/Canadian agent and French a resistance fighter develop a romance forged under-fire while undercover subverting German operations in North Africa, but their family life and bond is tested when she’s suspected of […]

Their Finest (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 19, 2016

110min Genre:      Comedy, Drama, Romance, War Director:   Lone Scherfig Cast:        Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy…and more Writers:    Gaby Chiappe and Lissa Evans -Synopsis- British World War II dramedy starring Gemma Arterton as a London-based young Welsh writer in 1940, whose life is transformed when she’s hired by the UK government and the British film […]

Anthropoid (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 11, 2016

Review 120min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama, Thriller, War Director:    Sean Ellis Cast:         Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon…and more Writers:     Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin -Synopsis- World War II period thriller based on the events of operation “Anthropoid”; a British SOE plan to use Czechoslovak resistance agents to infiltrate occupied Prague and assassinate Reinhard Heydrich; […]

War Dogs (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 27, 2016

Review 114min Genre:       Fact-based, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War Director:    Todd Phillips Cast:         Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas…and more Writers:     Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips, Jason Smilovic… and more -Synopsis- Outlandish comedy/drama from the director of ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Starsky & Hutch’; based on a true story of how young stoners from Miami became perhaps […]

The Childhood of a Leader (2016) (English & French Language)

Posted by Gui on August 17, 2016

Review 116min Genre:      Drama Director:   Brady Corbet Cast:        Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Bérénice Bejo…and more Writers:    Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold -Synopsis- In the backdrop of war-torn rural France at the end of the First World War; an American diplomat negotiating the terms of German surrender relocates to a French village with his European wife and […]

Son of Saul (2015) (Hungarian, German & other languages)

Posted by Gui on April 28, 2016

Review 107min Genre:      Drama, War, Thriller Director:   László Nemes Cast:        Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn…and more Writers:    László Nemes and Clara Royer -Synopsis- In Auschwitz at the height of the Holocaust; a Hungarian member of the “Sonderkommando“, a special unit of Jewish prisoners forced to assist in running the Nazi death-camps, finds solemn purpose […]

Eye in the Sky (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 15, 2016

Review 102min Genre:         War, Drama, Thriller Director:      Gavin Hood Cast:           Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman…and more Writer:        Guy Hibbert -Synopsis- Drone warfare thriller starring Dame Helen Mirren as a British military officer whose African mission to capture suspected terrorists turns into an assassination strike with dire consequences for the innocent, a modern-conflict drama […]

Beasts of No Nation (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 23, 2015

Review 137min Genre:      Drama, War Director:   Cary Joji Fukunaga Cast:        Abraham Attah, Idris Elba, Kurt Egyiawan…and more Writers:    Cary Joji Fukunaga, Uzodinma Iweala -Synopsis- In an unspecified war-torn African country, a young boy’s life is plunged into chaos when his family is destroyed by the army and he’s driven into the hands of a rebel […]

10 of the Best: Forest Movie Scenes (Warning: Adult Content +18)

Posted by Gui on October 11, 2015

Week 1 October 2015 It’s a Jungle out there!, here are our favorite movie moments taking place in forests and jungles, what would be yours? Let us know what you think by liking and commenting and please subscribe for more weekly videos, you can follow us on: Twitter- https://twitter.com/FilmPhonic Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/FilmPhonic Welcome to the FilmPhonic […]

Good Kill (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on April 10, 2015

Review 102min Genre:      War, Drama, Thriller Director:   Andrew Niccol Cast:        Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Bruce Greenwood…and more Writer:     Andrew Niccol Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Boyhood) stars as Major Egan, a stern and decorated US Air Force pilot turned “drone” operator who struggles with responsibilities of conducting deadly warfare behind a computer screen, from the safety […]

The Water Diviner (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on April 2, 2015

Review 111min Genre:      Drama, War Director:   Russell Crowe Cast:        Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney …and more Writer:     Andrew Knight, Andrew Anastasios A World War I period drama set in 1919 after the brutal events of the Gallipoli Campaign, Russell Crowe makes his directorial debut and stars as an Australian farmer who fulfils a promise […]

Suite Française (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 13, 2015

Review 107min Genre:     Romance, Drama, War Director:  Saul Dibb Cast:       Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts…and many more Writers:   Matt Charman, Saul Dibb, Irène Némirovsky Set in the early days of the Nazi occupation of France in 1940, Michelle Williams stars as a young French villager caught between her burgeoning feelings towards a very different sort of […]

American Sniper (2015) (English Lang.)

Posted by Gui on January 16, 2015

132min Genre:      Fact-based, Action, Drama, War Director:   Clint Eastwood Cast:        Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman…and more Writers:    Jason Hall, Chris Kyle, James Defelice… more Clint Eastwood directs and Bradley Cooper stars in a dramatization of the autobiography of US Navy Seal Chief Chris Kyle who is considered the US Army’s most lethal marksman ever […]

The Imitation Game (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on November 14, 2014

114min Genre:    Drama, War, Fact-Based Director: Morten Tyldum Cast:      Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Charles Dance …more Writers:  Andrew Hodges, Graham Moore Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the legendary British mathematician and wartime code-breaker who helped to end World War II and save millions of lives and in the process become the father of modern […]

Fury (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 22, 2014

134min Genre:     Action, War, Drama Director:  David Ayer Cast:       Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman …and more Writers:   David Ayer Brad Pitt stars as a battle-hardened US Army Sergeant leading his Tank crew in the dying days of World War II through the desperate but dangerous final resistance of Nazi Germany. Written and Directed by […]

’71 (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 19, 2014

99min Genre:    Drama, Thriller, War Director: Yann Demange Cast:      Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris, Paul Anderson …and more Writers:  Gregory Burke A young private in the British army is deployed to 1970s Northern Ireland at the height of “The Troubles” to help control the volatile streets of West Belfast, only to find himself cut-off from his […]

Paths Of Glory (1957) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on April 12, 2014

88min Genre:    War, Drama Director: Stanley Kubrick Cast:      Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, George Macready… and more Writers:  Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson … and more Kirk Douglas stars as Colonel Dax of the French army in the trenches of World War I, forced to defend his men’s lives from overzealous military generals when they […]

The Monuments Men (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 20, 2014

118min Genre:    War, Drama, Comedy, Fact Based Director: George Clooney Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett…more Writers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter  The 12A Rating for this film suggests that you should not expect a particularly gritty or profound film despite being set in World War II and […]